What is the Municipal Court?
The municipal court is a local court created by state law, whose jurisdiction is confined to the city or community in which it is located. Practices and procedures are governed by New Jersey Court Rules. The municipal court judge is responsible for overseeing the administration of the municipal court. The Assignment Judge of the Superior Court of Mercer County (whose office is located in Trenton) is responsible for overseeing the administration of all of the municipal courts in the county.

There are 13 municipal courts in Mercer County. Each municipality appoints its own municipal court judge or judges. Other court personnel may include the court administrator, deputy court administrator, violations clerk and sound recorder.

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1. What is the Municipal Court?
2. What type of cases are heard in Municipal Court?
3. When is a court appearance required?
4. How do I enter a Not Guilty Plea?
5. What happens on your day in court?
6. In what order are cases called?
7. What are "indictable charges"?
8. What happens at an "arraignment" or "first appearance"?
9. Who are the people involved in court?
10. Who is entitled to a public defender?
11. What is a Plea Agreement?
12. What happens during a trial?
13. What are the possible penalties?
14. What is mediation?
15. What is a Conditional Discharge?
16. How can I appeal my case?